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Universities.com rates UCLA the #1 university for undergraduate anthropology degrees in the US

Check out the rankings!  There has never been a better time to study anthropology — nor a better place to study it than UCLA. Examining the complexity of the human experience, past and present, our discipline encompasses the full sweep of the world’s cultures across time. Anthropologists investigate such challenging questions as how humans evolved and came […]

Armchair Expert with Jason De Leon released

The live recording of Armchair Expert with guest Prof. Jason De Leon is now available! Hosted by Dax Shepard (UCLA Anthropology, class of 2000) and Monica Padman, Armchair Expert is about “the messiness of being human.” De Leon is professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies, is affiliated with the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, and is the director of […]

Akhil Gupta named president of the American Anthropological Association

Prof. Akhil Gupta, UCLA Professor of Anthropology, has been named president of the American Anthropological Association. The American Anthropological Association is the largest association for professional anthropologists in the world. Prof. Gupta is a sociocultural anthropologist who works on questions of transnational capitalism, infrastructure, and corruption.

Remembering Jim Sackett

Dear friends and colleagues, It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Emeritus Professor James Robert Sackett on December 21st, 2019.  Professor Sackett received a B.A. in Anthropology from Lawrence College in 1955 (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and his Ph.D. in Archaeology from Harvard University in 1965.  Professor […]